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Hanjin Hostel
Reviewed April 30, 2014

The location is great - 2 minutes to the Express Bus Station and Intercity-city Bus Station, 5 minutes to the Supermrket and old market, almost by the river and 10 minutes to the nearest tourist attractions. The property is a 2-storey old building at the small alley suround by Korean food outlets and convenience stores. The host can speak very good English and currently also a tourist guide. He is friendly and enjoying to help the gusets. Nice city map and free tea are provided. There is a roof-top terrence and common room. Although the rooms and decoration are rather old and out-dated, but still function very well. Clean bedroom, clean bathroom and clean lenin. Definityly, it is worth for the price that you paid, no matter you stay in the single or double rooms or dorm-bed.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Thank lui w
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Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

Maybe the hostel isn't the best if you talk about accomodation, but any way its good enough and no problems so far. The reason why its worth 5 stars, is the very informative and friendly owner who will tell and show you everything you want to know. Thats something really handy when you are in this town;)

Stayed: April 2014
Thank Niels v
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

The lady on arrival spoke good English and was very helpful, providing a map and showing all the sights and transport requirements for each attraction. The room however was dirty, hair everywhere, walls, sheets and floor. The sheets were like paper and were also dirty, as was the bathroom. The water pressure is poor so if you are washing long hair it takes some time and I believe there was a leak from somewhere as there is a puddle of water at all times in the bathroom, the sink was also blocked. I was given a largish room and I think I was one of the only people staying as there was no noise at all. the bunk beds were new and a double bed was a mattress on crates rather than a proper bed. This hostel could compete well but it needs some work to improve it.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

We stayed here for two nights in August 2013 and there are Pros and Cons to this place:

Pros:
- There's a reliable and fast WiFi connection (worked in our room, don't know if all rooms are covered)
- All rooms are airconditioned - something that appears to be important in Gyeongju in Summer!
- The (friendly) owner speaks decent English and fluent French.

As for the "Cons", for us there's mostly one and that would be the cleanliness of the place. Lonely Planet describes the rooms as "scruffy", which in my opinion is quite an apt description: torn and dirty bedsheets, the toilet in our ensuite bathroom was leaky. Hairs on the pillows have already been mentioned in other reviews.

Overall, Hanjin Hostel is a conveniently located hostel which offers reasonable budget accomodation. If it wasn't for the "scruffyness" of the place I would actually rate it with 4/5 points.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank HaVo2008
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

We arrived on a busy weekend and the Hanjin was about the only budget place left with rooms - the staff at the tourist info desk weren't too complimentary about it so we were expecting the worst! We were pleasantly surprised - it was clean with ensuite bathroom, plenty hot water and even towels provided (although please note there are Korean towels and therefore tiny). As others have noted the owner was very friendly and helpful, and the hostel is in a good location. If you're looking for a cheap bed for a night and a friendly place then this does the trick.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank ht11_6
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

It is not the best one, but I have nothing to complaint about this hostel. Our room (4-bed room) was clean, no bad smell. The owner was very nice, he provided all the guests a very detailed tourist map, explained to us the best way to get to each tourist attraction. The hostel has good location as well, very near to bus stop and inter-city bus station.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Lien_Ta1980
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

I was travelling alone, and therefore asked for a single room, with ensuite bathroom. Hairs on the floor, in the room and the bathroom, really disgusting. The only window opened on a patio, with garbage near, so I had the choice between the garbage smell from outside or the musty smell from inside... The bed sheet had some hairs on it, and the extra blankets had little bugs on them (I left them where they were!). Even if I only paid 25000W, I was expecting a cleaner place. Good location, near from the Express Bus Terminal.
However, the owner is very friendly, speaks very good English, and will give you advice of what places to visit. If I come back to Kyongju, I will try a different hostel.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank AroundTheWorld_C
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Additional Information about Hanjin Hostel

Address: 21-14, Wonhyo-ro 26beon-gil, Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do 38157, South Korea
Location: South Korea > Gyeongsangbuk-do > Gyeongju
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 64 Specialty Lodging in Gyeongju
Price Range: $28 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hanjin Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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